Irish America by Byron, Reginald

Irish America

byByron, Reginald

Paperback | February 15, 2000

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Few writers on the Irish in America have looked beyond the nineteenth-century ethnic enclaves of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, or Chicago, or have asked how the notion of an Irish-American ethnic identity in contemporary America can be reconciled with five, six, or seven generations ofintermarriage and assimilation over the last century and a half. This study, based on interviews with 500 people of Irish ancestry in Albany, New York, aims to discover in what senses and in what degrees the present-day descendants of nineteenth-century Irish immigrants possess distinctive socialpractices and ways of seeing the world, and raises questions about the social conditions in which ideas of Irishness have been created and re-created.

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Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York Research Professor of Anthropology, Union College, Schenectady, New York
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Title:Irish AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198233558

ISBN - 13:9780198233558

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PrologueColonists and ImmigrantsAs Irish as Any City in AmericaThe Past in the PresentOver the GenerationsIrish-Catholic-DemocratThe Importance of Being IrishThe Wearing of the GreenA Socioscape of Irish AmericaBibliography

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`It is a pleasure to welcome this book into the front ranks of Irish diaspora studies.'Patrick O'Farrell, Irish Studies Review, Vol. 8, No.2